The Westerwald Lake District, which is also called Dreifelder Weiherland or Nassau Lake District, forms a unique cultural landscape unit in the Rhenish low mountain region. Although the water surfaces blend so harmoniously into the highland landscape of the Upper Westerwald as if they had always been part of it, they were actually created by the Counts of Wied as fish breeding facilities only in the late 16th century and are therefore neither lakes nor ponds according to technical categories but ponds.The Dreifelder Weiher or Seeweiher (mostly nature reserve) is 123 hectares the largest of these waters. Especially its southern part with a dense reed zone and willow bushes is an extremely valuable breeding bird biotope. At the time of bird migration you can observe resting wading birds from Northern Europe as well as ospreys from a hidden viewing area near the village of Dreifelden.
December 28, 2018
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